Dozens of people have claimed to have seen the beheaded horseman (Image: TripAdvisor)
Houghton-le-Spring, known as the Mining Town of the UK, is counted among the haunted cities of the UK. It is said that a horseman whose head was beheaded here still finds his severed head on the streets. Many people have seen him in the city.
You must have heard many ghost stories. In this, many stories of horsemen beheaded are also heard. But in a small mining town in NorthEast England, these beheaded horsemen are the truth. They are seen roaming the streets. People say that even today they look for their severed heads. By roaming the streets, they enter a cemetery, where their souls reside.
The horseman’s head was cut off in 1970
It is believed that this haunted city named Houghton-le-Spring was settled during 1220. After this, coal was excavated here from 1823 to 1981. There are many famous stories related to this place. It also includes the era of cruel rulers. The headless horseman who comes to the fore to be seen here, people know him as William Standish Carr. There are many stories about William’s death.
The horseman disappears near the cemetery
It is said that in the 1970s, some people cut off his head from William’s corpse. Since then, William’s ghost searches for his severed head. For this he roams all over the city. Many people have seen him roaming in the city till now. According to local historian Paul Lengan, dozens of people have seen him so far. All these appearances have been heard near the cemetery itself. Since 2005, attempts are being made to collect evidence of a beheaded horseman by taking photographs at this place, but so far this has not happened. Now this place is considered haunted and there is a lot of activity here especially in Halloween.
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